Wind River Unlocks Multi-core Scalability for Advanced Networking Applications

IDF 2011, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2011 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has introduced the latest version of its Wind River Network Acceleration Platform, a multi-core acceleration solution delivering ultrafast networking performance for network infrastructure equipment. The solution enables greater performance with the addition of packet acceleration for higher-level protocols including Layer 4 transport protocols such as UDP and TCP. This release expands hardware support for Freescale QorIQ and Intel® Xeon® next-generation multi-core processors. Optimized for multi-core silicon, Wind River Network Acceleration Platform allows network performance to scale efficiently with the number of cores in a processor.

“Network equipment providers are racing to tackle the growing challenges of delivering high-performance network products that scale to meet the exploding traffic on 3G, 4G and wireline networks,” said Mike Langlois, general manager of networking and telecommunications at Wind River. “Wind River Network Acceleration Platform allows project teams to spend their time developing high value, intelligent networking applications while easing migration to cutting-edge silicon. Wind River delivers a comprehensive network acceleration solution that fully leverages the benefits of multi-core technology for breakthrough networking performance.”

Using a multi-core asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) approach, Wind River Network Acceleration Platform enhances the standard Linux networking stack to support high-performance network acceleration capabilities far exceeding what is possible using symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) mode alone. Wind River’s unique AMP approach enables packet acceleration that provides as much as 10 times the performance of standard Linux configurations. Unlike point solution software packages that can only remedy a single bottleneck to partially address performance issues, Wind River Network Acceleration Platform is an integrated solution to help eliminate bottlenecks not only in moving packets through the silicon itself, but throughout the entire networking platform.

Wind River Network Acceleration Platform Highlights:

  • This pre-integrated and highly optimized runtime platform offers Wind River Linux, the embedded industry’s most successful commercial embedded Linux distribution, as the control plane operating system.

  • An acceleration network protocol stack is provided for the acceleration plane that uses dedicated processor cores to offload traffic from the main Linux stack, while the overall system behaves like a single networking stack.

  • Applications that are dependent on network throughput are accelerated.

  • Wind River Workbench tools are available for development, run-time analysis and debugging of software running on either the control plane or the acceleration plane. Wind River Workbench works across all Wind River products to provide a consistent interface for monitoring and management.

Wind River Network Acceleration Platform integrates complex components of multi-core software, and by delivering a complete commercial software package with world-class support and services as well as a path to scale to future networking hardware platforms, Wind River helps customers cut development time and cost for high-performance networking systems. Wind River provides the necessary elements and expertise, in operating system, virtualization and networking technologies, to make high-performance systems work in a unified and smooth fashion.

For more information about Wind River Network Acceleration Platform, visit . Additionally, Wind River will be at Intel Developer Forum 2011 showcasing its latest demonstrations, including Wind River Network Acceleration Platform, at booth #300.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded and mobile software. Wind River has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, Calif., with offices in more than 20 countries. To learn more, visit Wind River at or on Facebook.

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